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Men will bear many things from a kept mistress, which they would not bear from a wife.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
I'm wide open to getting married, but actors are not easy people to date. You end up sharing that person with this other mistress that is their career. I very much like the traditional courtship method of making a date. That's what they do in normal places, but Hollywood's not normal.
Science is like a love affair with nature; an elusive, tantalising mistress. It has all the turbulence, twists and turns of romantic love, but that's part of the game.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track, but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist - whatever.
I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it runs the other way.
Honore de Balzac
Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.
The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul.
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
What is the student but a lover courting a fickle mistress who ever eludes his grasp?
The United States is considered a puritanical society by many Western nations. For example, they can't believe we hassle public servants like General David Petraeus because he had a mistress. In France, if a powerful man doesn't have a mistress, he's considered a wimp.
Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?
MySpace is my wife... Facebook is my mistress.
When a man marries his mistress it creates a job opportunity.
Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.
Charles Caleb Colton
I made numerous attempts to find a way to do it all, to be a creative singer, songwriter, producer, and to be the mother, daughter, sister, lover, wife. And the thing about music is, with me, that she's a harsh mistress. She does not come to me in the midst of stress.
Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere, will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful.
Marquis de Sade
A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
Alexander the Great
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